The Book of Longings Optioned for TV Series
Story House Productions (Germany), producers of the mega hit ‘Sisi’, has optioned Sue Monk Kidd’s best selling novel, The Book of Longings, to be developed into an English language 6 part series.
Andreas Gutzeit, co-founder of Story House Pictures, the international studio of the Bavaria Film Group, and producer and showrunner on “Sisi,” will serve as showrunner leading an international writers room.
Now in development, The Book of Longings is set in 20 A.D. in Galilee, an official Roman province for the last 25 years: Ana is the daughter of a high-ranking Jewish scribe at the court of the Rome-appointed Herod Antipas, her father’s profession and influence of her aunt instilling in her a deep love of words and a daring spirit. Refusing marriage arranged by her father to an old landowner, she incurs the wrath of Herod, but is saved by an enigmatic stranger. They form an instant connection unlike anything the young woman has ever known. His name is Jesus of Nazareth.
“This is a story where two people realize what is wrong, what is right, how love can save people and that’s the heart of it. And they’ve experienced exactly that,” Gutzeit concluded.
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